Great Valley Road

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The Great Valley Road, also called in various parts the "Great Wagon Road," "Great Warriors' Trail," "Valley Pike," "Carolina Road," or "Trading Path" was the most important Colonial American route for settlers of the mountainous backcountry of the southern British colonies. It went from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia forking into the Tennessee Valley and Knoxville. The other fork went more south into the Piedmont Region of North Carolina, and then to its terminus on the Savannah River at Augusta, Georgia. The Wilderness Road into Kentucky branched off the Great Valley Road in southwest Virginia.

Historical Background

The Great Valley Road was most heavily used by Ulster-Irish immigrants called Scots-Irish in America to spread through most of Appalachia bringing their Presbyterian religion.


Settlers and Records

For partial list of settlers who used the Great Valley Road to settle in ??? , see .

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Great Wagon Road

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